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RESPECT: The Key to Obama Diplomacy

January 28, 2009

Whether it’s Republicans, Christian Evangelicals, Arabs, Muslims, Palestinians, or Persians, Obama’s using respect as a weapon of diplomacy. He’s going above and around the leaders of these groups (from James Dobson to Al Qaeda, from Hamas to Ahmanidejad) and directly to the people behind them in an attempt to cleave the moderates from the extremists.
From his first interview on Al Arabiya to his inviting Rick Warren to deliver the Inaugural, from his reaching out to Iran to his reaching out to Republicans, Obama is trying to weaken his adversaries and enemies through an unusual weapon: RESPECT.
Will it work?

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  • Ann February 6, 2009 9:02 pm

    Obama has extended the olive branch,but unfortunately the obstructionists are only interested in their party and not the American people. I hope the public is watching come election time.

  • Jiu Jitsu McSmith February 2, 2009 9:28 am

    So, what is our mission in Afghanistan—again? So we went in there as an overreaction to an act of terror by a group of lunatics–we didn’t get Bin Laden–and now we have to prop up another popsicle-stick government while causing a weak nuclear power in Pakistan to topple–and creating a possible nuclear catastrophe between Pakistani-based terrorists and India (it might be better to have the Taliban in Afghanistan–than in Pakistan)–all we doing now is creating more recruits for the Taliban in our drone-bombing and collateral killing of civilians–Afghanistan is the graveyard of how many hauty empires?

  • ken rosner January 31, 2009 10:41 am

    In the context of new approaches to old conflicts we can only hope that the President has a full perspective.
    The U.N. and Jimmy Carter among others back a totally one-sided view about (against) Israel.
    I recently viewed video that documents the ties between leaders of the Arab world and the Nazi leadership (including Hitler).
    I hope mr. Obama is aware of the whole story behind the current conflict.

  • madfuq January 31, 2009 12:41 am

    Nothing will work against the repuke obstructionist because it is all they have to get on the news each night. They will do everything they can to obstruct Obama that said they would do the same to any democratic leader.
    Republicans have pissed all over the nation for the last eight years they rubber stamped the bushnit bandits and now they scream accountability. What a hypocritical hoax they all are the senators and the congressmen in the repuke party are all in lock step. Its the only game they know how to play and they could care less about America or Americans as a whole it is only important to them if they can win. Hopefully the public is sick to death of their games this time.